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2015 Nonclinical Biostatistics Conference

October 13 – 15, 2015
Driscoll Hall
Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Nonclinical Statistics - Building Continuity from Discovery through Manufacturing

We are pleased to announce the fourth U.S. conference dedicated entirely to Nonclinical Biostatistics. It is organized jointly by regulatory and pharmaceutical/biotech statisticians and facilitated by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Villanova University. The conference will take place from October 13-15, 2015, in Driscoll Hall on Villanova’s campus in Villanova, PA.

Members of the nonclinical/pre-clinical statistics community are invited to submit proposals for presentations and posters discussing significant scientific and regulatory issues. Attendees will have ample opportunity to network, share experiences and discuss current scientific issues with leaders in the field.

Attention Students

Students are especially encouraged to participate in NCB2015. The registration fee for students has been reduced to $100. The conference will also be offering a limited number of scholarships to offset travel costs. Preference for scholarships will be given to those students who present posters at the conference. Student posters will be judged and a prize of $250 will be awarded to the best poster.

If you are a student, NCB2015 offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into the many career possibilities of nonclinical statistics in the pharmaceutical industry.  Leaders in the field from industry, government, and academia will be present.  There will be abundant opportunity to network during breaks, lunches and evening socials.


September 19, 2014: Two National Science Foundation Grants Awarded to Michael Posner and the Center for Statistics Education at Villanova


The hope is for the Center to play a key role in addressing the national need for much needed statistics experts. Read more here:

Stats Can Be Cool You See I
(Official Video, Based on Mike Posner's Cooler Than Me)

Michael Posner is a professor in Villanova's Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Catch his enthusiasm---take a course with him!

Upcoming Events


Dr. David Chuss , Villanova University
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
St. Augustine Center, Room 300
Title: Searching for the Fingerprint of Inflation in the Cosmic Microwave Background

PASHom Meeting

December 3, 2015, Thomas Drucker, University of Wisconsin, "Two Thumbs Up: Gödell and Turing at the Movies"
SAC Room 300